away for the weekend: mountain cabin chair redo

Monday, June 4, 2012

mountain cabin chair redo

I know – I’ve been a bad blogger. Work has been crazy busy – you know - the kind of busy where you come home from work hours late feeling as though your brain has turned to mush and about all you can manage is flopping on the couch – and checking through pinterest.
Hey, at least I’m keeping up with my research!

Anyway, I’ve been busy busy busy. Lots of projects in the works. Right now I’m in the midst of redoing three lamps, my bathroom project is almost done – almost – I'm refreshing two adorable mirrors that I picked up at a little antique shop, I just finished some Adirondack chairs (that I think I might redo again, ugh) – and this is just for starters…
Plus we went on a great hike that I’d also like to share at some point.

If you know me, you also know that this is probably the only time you’ll hear me say this -
Thank goodness for rainy Saturdays!!!
Whew – an opportunity to catch my breath and just putter around the house.

Anyway, I digress.
So do you recognize the chair?
Yep- it’s the one I found while on my spring cleaning frenzy.

chair before

I really like white wicker - it says "cottage" to me.
But – as you may remember, I’m trying to add more of a "cabin" feel to our mountain getaway. Unfortunately, white doesn't seem quite right.

Dark brown spray paint to the rescue. This one is Valspar Brown Velvet in the satin finish. (I really need to learn to take pictures of my projects while they're in process)

I ran out to Joanne's for fabric repeating "think cabin, think cabin, think cabin" - (my natural inclination is more cottagey)

I found a remnant in a nubby tan and brown and thought "aha - cabin!" (smile - and a remnant no less - I'm so proud of myself). I took it home and layed the whole thing out, using the old cushion as a pattern.

I had a little more help on this project than I really needed...

I put it all together and found a couple pillows and a throw down in the basement.

- and placed it in the guest room.

I'm pretty happy with it. For the cost of a can of spray paint and a fabric remnant, I feel as though I have a new chair.
Of course, the pillows need a little "snazzing" up. New pillow covers is somwhere on my long to-do list.
So - what do you think? Does this say "cabin" to you?

I am joining:
Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. I think its great! Love the simplicity of the fabric and I LOVE spray paint...who doesn't??!! Great JOB!
    visiting from the newbie party:)

  2. Okay, I promise I'm not blog stalking you, but I followed the links from the very nice comment you left me (thank you!) back to your blog. And I LOVE it! I just took a quick look around, and it's like I've been "away for the weekend." A breath of fresh air! I put your feed over on my sidebar and tonight will be curling up with a glass of wine on my front porch poring over your old posts. Your photos are spectacular and make me feel like I'm there in Vermont in your gorgeous mountains. Coming from the Idaho desert, that's a real vacation for me. oh, and I like your chair, too. It's so nice to see something that's not white once in awhile. : )

    1. Thanks so much for the encouraging words! I spent a little time cruising your blog over my morning coffee. I really love your loft (not to mention your dog <3). You have some great ideas and projects! I'm really looking forward to future posts.

  3. Vermont looks incredible -- and so does your chair. Your helper seems content...

  4. Love your cabin and chair redo. Yes, the chair says "cabin". Been looking at your previous post - enjoying reading about your cabin. We too, just bought a get a away place - a lovely little farm. The house is in need of much updating and of course, I'm having to find furniture for it. So excited to find someone else going through a similar process. Looking forward to your updates!

    1. Thank you! I've bookmarked your blog and plan to spend a little more time this evening cruising around. Your property is absolutely beautiful! I'm finding doing projects in our getaway to be a bit of a challenge and take much much longer than I expect them to. I'm looking forward to following along on your adventures, too.


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